|Madhya-lila||Chapter 2: The Ecstatic Manifestations of Lord Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu|
Bhaktivedanta VedaBase: Sri Caitanya Caritamrita Madhya 2.80
purve vraja-vilase, yei tina abhilashe,
yatneha asvada na haila
sri-radhara bhava-sara, apane kari' angikara,
sei tina vastu asvadila
purve -- formerly; vraja-vilase -- in the pastimes of Vrindavana; yei tina -- those three; abhilashe -- in desires; yatneha -- by great endeavor; asvada -- taste; na haila -- there was not; sri-radhara -- of Srimati Radharani; bhava-sara -- the essence of the ecstasy; apane -- personally; kari' -- making; angikara -- acceptance; sei -- those; tina vastu -- three subjects; asvadila -- tasted.
During His previous pastimes in Vrindavana, Lord Krishna desired to enjoy the three different types of ecstasy, but despite great endeavor, He could not taste them. Such ecstasies are the monopoly of Srimati Radharani. Therefore, in order to taste them, Sri Krishna accepted the position of Srimati Radharani in the form of Sri Caitanya Mahaprabhu.
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